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US Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Gay Marriage Case

· Jan 21, 2015 10:46 am

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it will hear arguments about gay marriage bans in Ohio and three other states this spring, lining up what could be a precedent-setting legal battle over the bans.
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A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

· Jan 21, 2015 10:05 am

The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group. ...

Requiem Project Files New Suit Against UC over Emery Theatre

· Jan 21, 2015 10:40 am

The nonprofit Requiem Project filed a new lawsuit Jan. 14 against the University of Cincinnati over the right to renovate the long-neglected Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine.
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Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

· Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents. ...

The Giant GED Gap

Nearly 500,000 fewer Americans passed the GED in 2014 after a major overhaul to the test. Why? And who's left behind?

· Jan 7, 2015 10:07 am

The test changes — which implemented the controversial Common Core standards and required the exam be taken online instead of on paper — have made passing the GED test more difficult than anyone can remember. ...

Family Matters

The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth

· Jan 7, 2015 09:58 am

Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents. ...

Granting Support

University of Cincinnati lands $500,000 grant aimed at recognizing and treating at-risk youth

· Dec 31, 2014 09:54 am

In Hamilton County, an estimated 100 kids are homeless each night. For Lighthouse Youth Services, that’s 100 too many. ...

 
 
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Morning News and Stuff

Someone has been shooting at Great American Tower; Cranley goes to Washington; a weird way to remember your ex on Valentine's Day

· Jan 27, 2015 10:05 am

Hey all, let’s talk news.This is a weird one. Someone or multiple someones fired shots at the Great American Tower downtown four times in the last week. The shooters have taken their potshots after business hours, when few people are in the building. There have been no injuries, though windows hav...

Aaron Betsky Lands New Job

Former CAM director named new dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

· Jan 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Aaron Betsky, who stepped down from his post as Cincinnati Art Museum director last year, has a new job: Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The school, which offers M.Arch degrees, offers graduate students educational training at Taliesin in Spring Grove, Wisc., and Tali...

Morning News and Stuff

CCV in a tizzy about sex again; Cincinnati Public Library opens Maker Space; will Ohio legalize weed?

· Jan 26, 2015 10:40 am

Let’s just get right to it this morning. It’s clear we as a society have lost our way. We’re so focused on the little things — pervasive poverty, military conflicts around the globe, our government’s inability to accomplish much of anything, etc. — that we’ve let a major atrocity slip ...

 

A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

· Jan 21, 2015 10:05 am

The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group. ...

Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

· Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents. ...

Granting Support

University of Cincinnati lands $500,000 grant aimed at recognizing and treating at-risk youth

· Dec 31, 2014 09:54 am

In Hamilton County, an estimated 100 kids are homeless each night. For Lighthouse Youth Services, that’s 100 too many. ...

Family Matters

The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth

· Jan 7, 2015 09:58 am

Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents. ...

Digging Deep

Remembering six unique CityBeat cover stories from 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 09:42 am

Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
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Change a Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

· Dec 17, 2014 09:34 am

Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street. ...

 
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